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Linux PPTP VPN servers break some websites!

Tuesday 12 June 2018

VPN users reported that SOME sites would hang with "establishing secure connection".

PI-HOLE: A reason to buy yet another Raspberry Pi?

Thursday 24 May 2018

Great project for that Pi you have gathering dust in your cupboard!

evms_activate is not available on boot

Monday 2 July 2012

You need to rebuild your initramfs to fix/remove the pointers to the encrypted partitions.

Shrink windows guest Virtualbox VDI disk

Monday 30 April 2012

Shrink/compat a windows guest dynamically allocated NTFS disk image which is in the Virtual box .VDI format to its minimum size.

HOWTO: PHP TCP Server/Client with SSL Encryption using Streams

Thursday 5 May 2011

In this article we will get PHP to create a new self-signed cert everytime the serverside script is started.

HOWTO: Mount KVM/Xen virtual disk image outside guest OS

Tuesday 13 July 2010

losetup to the rescue! We just need to mount it with losetup, specifying an offset to get past the bootstrap.

BASH/SH Random String/Password Generator

Wednesday 14 April 2010

Need to generate a random a-zA-Z0-9 string in bash or sh? Well this little function should help.

Lightweight PHP Class to export to Excel XLS Format

Tuesday 21 April 2009

Lightweight, simple and fast PHP Class which exports array data to Excel's .XLS format.